Inmarsat is ready to start integration work on its new combined satellite- and ground-based inflight connectivity service, the European Aviation Network (EAN). It is planned to begin commercial operation on a British Airways Airbus A321 later this year, although competitors Eutelsat and ViaSat have launched a legal challenge. With EAN, airline passengers for the first time will be offered access to an inflight Wi-Fi service that can tap into either a ground-based network of cellular towers ...

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